Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."
| Original Score: 1/5
This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.
The film takes itself too seriously while it tackles familiar territory.
Several kinds of excruciating.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
It's not exactly a trainwreck of a movie, but Someday This Pain is so void of depth and meaning, it often resembles a parody of the bruised teen subgenre.
| Original Score: D+
The actors work overtime to make this would-be sensitive study of troubled youth work, but are undone by the windy triteness of the script.
His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.
It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.
| Original Score: .5/4
These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.
| Original Score: 2.5/4